Investigation: police involved in forging release documents

Crime: After a month-long investigation, Thimphu police have found that one of their men was involved helping a prisoner escape on January 4.

The report has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Investigation was launched to determine the reason for releasing the prisoner without official letters from the authorities concerned.

The 25-year-old constable is currently has been suspended.

Police said that the father of the 29-year-old prisoner, with the help of the constable, forged the convict’s release documents. The incident happened when documentation and paperwork to transfer the prisoner were being processed.

The prisoner was found missing during evening roll call at the centre. The prisoner, his father, and a friend were apprehended on the same day at Khasadrapchu.

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